The Testing
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UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 870 ratings)
  • 1
    The Testing: The Testing, Book 1 | Joelle Charbonneau

    The Testing: The Testing, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Joelle Charbonneau
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (355)

    The story in which a 16-year-old is chosen by her government to undergo The Testing, which decides if she gets to go to The University. The University is for the country’s best and brightest teens and puts the rebuilding and future leadership of the United Commowealth in their hands. During The Testing, extreme psychological and physical trials pit them against one another to determine which teens have what it takes to become a leader.

    Pretty good story - TERRIBLE narration!
    Reviewed on November 08 2013 by T. Stone (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2
    Independent Study | Joelle Charbonneau

    Independent Study

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Joelle Charbonneau
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (236)

    Seventeen-year-old Cia Vale survived The Testing, as has Tomas, the boy she loves, and they have both gained admission to the University. She has a promising future as a leader of the United Commonwealth and no memory of her bloody testing experience, thanks to a government-sanctioned memory wipe. Cia should be happy but is plagued by doubts about the past and future.

    Decent Follow Up

    Independent Study is not a bad book per se; however, quirks that didn't bother me as much with the first book became problematic by the second. Yes, C..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 14 2014 by Talvi ()
  • 3
    Graduation Day: The Testing, Book 3 | Joelle Charbonneau

    Graduation Day: The Testing, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joelle Charbonneau
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (190)

    In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can't do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves - and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

    Ending helps an otherwise underwhelming end

    The ending was a bit like a magic trick. Once you step back, there are some plot holes created, but in the moment, it's perfect. It wraps up a lot of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2014 by Winnie ()